Bing Du Xue Bao 2012 Sep;28(5):560-6
Hubei Key Laboratory of Genetic Regulation and Integrative Biology, College of Life Sciences, Central China Normal University, Wuhan 430079, China.
Plutella xylostella granulovirus (PlxyGV) contains homologs of 15 Autographa californica MNPV (AcMNPV) late expression factor (lef) genes. The prospective products of 14 PlxyGV lef genes (ie-0 is not included) share 13%-53% amino acid similarity with their corresponding homologs of AcMNPV, among which LEF-9, LEF-8 and P47, three subunits of the virus-encoded RNA polymerase, share 49%, 53% and 46% sequence identity, respectively. In this study, an established transient expression system was used to test the ability of the PlxyGV LEFs to activate an AcMNPV vp39 promoter-driven reporter gene in SF9 cells. Read More